Rome didn't fall. Rome is still there. Rome went into decline due to too many parties. Italy settled the rest of Europe in places like England, Romania... If earth keeps growing at the current rate it will be over populated one day if it isn't already.
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Arrestee is Robin Canter, unemployed medical technician and among the most impressive of the San Antonio occupiers. The city as yet has no idea what a political sh!t storm is coming at them in response.
From V for Vendetta:
Dominic: So do you know what's gonna happen? Finch: No, it was a feeling. But I can guess. With so much chaos, someone will do something stupid. And when they do, things will turn nasty. And then Sutler will be forced to do the only thing he knows how to do. At which point, all V needs to do is keep his word. And then...
One for all and all for one
Vladimir Putin is going to win the election in Russia because he did for Russia what other leaders did not.
Vladimir Putin is the first Russian leader who fighted the corruption in Russia publicly. He is also the one who changed the face of Russia and gave a new hope to the country and russian people. He is also the one who gave a chance to foreign companies to have their own bussiness in Russia without any trouble. He is the one who started to develop the Universities, factories, sport in Russia. We know that the competition exists in the world, each country wants to sell its products in Russia so they don't really like the russian factories. He is also the one who stopped the wars in other parts of Russia. He kept the unity of Russia. Russia started to have beautifull roads from the north to the south of the country. Now everybody has his new car and house in the country in Russia.
Yes there is also trouble with salaries. The corruption still exists. People want to have higher salaries, people want to have jobs in their towns and not only in Moscow and Saint Peterburg. People want to have cheap houses. But we should understand that Russia lives his new history with a new social democratic system and for any government to solve the trouble of people after a changement of system, it will take some time.
Alcohol, drugs&wars killed plenty of young people in Russia from 1991 to 1999. It was easy to find drugs and alcohol during this time in Russia. What did the goverment do during this time to protect the youngs ? I don't know. The corruption was very strong in all fields during this period. China solved this trouble a long time ago by death sentence. Russia wanted to be "democratic". Who did pay the democraty? Of course people. Many people died like flies during this period. We have also to mention the very high inflation during this period. Michael Gorbachev lost the presidential election in 1996 with 1% against Elsin who won it with 53%. Then arrived Vladimir Putin in 2000.
There is a period in the CCCP where people had a good life for exemple in 1970. People studied for free, they had jobs, they had houses for free. They practiced sport of high level. Shops were full of products for everybody even if they had to stand in a line.
Each system has its advantages and disadvantage. We have to find the golden middle.
But Russia needs a serious leader, to develop the country and protect his people.
Anyway I will vote for Vladimir Putin.
P.M. Putin has the support of the people
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, enjoys the support of a majority of members of Russian society and that support has not dwindled after opposition rallies held on December 10th and on Saturday according to a statement by the press secretary for the Prime Minister, Dmitry Peskov.
In the statement Mr. Peskov said that clear evidence of this were the results of the previous December 4th elections to the lower house of parliament during which the United Russia Party, led by Prime Minister Putin, won a comfortable majority.
At the same time, the government has listened to the "voice of the opposition" and has taken specific steps to reform the political system and to further its democratization.
AN AMERICAN WOMAN WHO BELIEVED IN RUSSIA.
Isadora Duncan (May 27, 1877 — September 14, 1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. In the United States she was popular only in New York, and only later in her life. She performed to acclaim throughout Europe.
Duncan boasted that she had been a radical since the age of five, but her political views took a more radical turn when she toured Russia in the wake of the 1905 revolution. There Duncan came to see the possibility of an intimate relationship between revolutionary politics and revolutionary art, and these ideas increasingly shaped her dance. Duncan believed that liberating the body from rigid and highly choreographed dance mirrored the liberation of humanity from the confines of mind-numbing convention and blind obedience to outmoded political systems. From the 1900s on, Duncan became a living symbol of revolt, revolution, women's emancipation, and sexual freedom. Duncan spoke out in support of many radical issues; foremost was the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. In 1921 Lenin invited her to establish a school of dance in Moscow. In the Soviet Union Duncan threw herself into creating a politically informed art for the masses. She choreographed dances for the Soviet Union's national anthem, the workers' hymn "The Internationale," as well as for other national peoples' songs, such as Ireland's "Wearin' o' the Green" and France's "Carmagnole."
Through most of the 1900s and 1910s Duncan lived in Europe and the Soviet Union but returned to America to give extended tours benefiting Russian famine relief and other radical causes. On a visit in 1922, when many Americans viewed foreigners and communists with suspicion, immigration officials detained Duncan at Ellis Island in New York City. There officials questioned her about her pro-Bolshevik views. Exposure of her radical politics led the press and conservative civic groups to vilify her as a dangerous radical promoting communism. Newspapers ran headlines that announced Duncan was an "agent of Moscow," and many cities canceled her performances in the wake of such damning press. Finally, deprived of her U.S. citizenship, Duncan fled what she called the "narrow-minded, hypocritical, loathsome United States," vowing never to return. Duncan lived out her life in France, until her death in an automobile accident in 1927.
IT IS FANTASTIC. WONDERFULL BATTLE!!! THE THREE MUSKETEERS ALWAYS FIGHT FOR A GOOD REASON.
THE WAR CREDIT THE 99% WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE 1% IN 2012.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Afghan National Army tanks: U.S. Navy
The group of economists, anthropologists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists involved in the project estimated that the cost of caring for the veterans injured in the wars will reach $1 trillion in 30 or 40 years. In estimating the $4 trillion total, they did not take into account the $5.3 billion in reconstruction spending the government has promised Afghanistan, state and local contributions to veteran care, interest payments on war debt, or the costs of Medicare for veterans when they reach 65.
The Congressional Budget Office, meanwhile, has assessed the federal price tag for the wars at $1.8 trillion through 2021. The report says that is a gross underestimate, predicting that the government has already paid $2.3 trillion to $2.7 trillion.
More than 6,000 U.S. troops and 2,300 contractors have died since the wars began after Sept. 11. A staggering 550,000 disability claims have been filed with the VA as of 2010. Meanwhile, 137,000 civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have died in the conflict. (Injuries among U.S. contractors have also not yet been made public, further complicating the calculations of cost.) Nearly 8 million people have been displaced. Check out Reuters' factbox breaking down the costs and casualties here.
Perhaps the most sobering conclusion of the researchers is that it's unclear whether the human and economic costs are worth it. Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are now dead, the Taliban is marginalized, and the dangerous terrorist network al-Qaeda has been all but destroyed. But Iraq and Afghanistan are far from being stable democracies. Meanwhile, the half a percentage point a year in GDP growth the war has fueled has been offset by the enormous increase in the national deficit, the report says.
"We decided we needed to do this kind of rigorous assessment of what it cost to make those choices to go to war," study co-director Catherine Lutz told Reuters. "Politicians, we assumed, were not going to do that kind of assessment."
The researchers recommend that the U.S. government be more transparent in disclosing the costs of its wars to taxpayers, by including the costs of future health care for veterans, the cost of paying interest on debt taken out to fund the wars, and estimating how much state and local governments take on in war costs. You can see their recommendations here.
(Afghan National Army tanks: U.S. Navy)
Happy New Year!!!